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Worldwide Web Cam Hacking Raid Results In Nearly 100 Arrests
2014-05-20 11:25:25

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday, international law enforcement agencies announced that nearly 100 people were arrested in a worldwide crackdown aimed at the creators, sellers and users of malicious commercial software called Blackshades Remote Access Tool (RAT). This malware can be used to remotely seize control of a victim's computer, access and view documents, record keystrokes and most ominously of all it can be used to activate an infected computer's...

2014-03-27 08:28:46

BRUSSELS, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Union has been challenged to admit Romania and Bulgaria to the Schengen Area or risk aiding Russia's territorial ambitions by allowing "gaps to appear in the defenses of Europe." The warning comes from Romanian Liberal MEP Norica Nicolai, who stressed it is time to "show unity in the face of Russia" instead of sending a message of "an East-West divide within the European Union." The latter, she said,...

Europol Takes Down Ransomware Cybercrime Gang
2013-02-14 05:11:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Europol announced on Wednesday that it has broken up a well-organized gang of cybercriminals that extorted millions of euros from online users in more 30 countries by persuading them pay phony police fines. The group used a "ransomware" virus that locked victims´ computers, and then displayed messages claiming the action was taken by authorities based on the users´ abusive Internet usage. The message told victims they...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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